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This Week In Doctor Who - May 11, 2005

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  • Benjamin Elliott
    THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO May 11, 2005 - Vol 8, No 19 The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide. by Benjamin F. Elliott
    Message 1 of 1 , May 11, 2005
      May 11, 2005 - Vol 8, No 19
      The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide.
      by Benjamin F. Elliott

      CBC British Columbia stations - The Long Game airs 21 May at 5PM (17
      May at 8PM everywhere else). BBC One - The Empty Child airs 6:25PM
      on 21 May.

      Saturday 14 May:
      BBC One - 7PM - Doctor Who: Father's Day
      BBC Three - 7:45PM + 12:55AM - Doctor Who Confidential: A Time And A
      BBC Three - 12:10AM - Doctor Who: Father's Day
      Sunday 15 May:
      BBC Three - 7PM - Doctor Who: Father's Day
      BBC Three - 7:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential: Cut Down: A Time And A
      Place (15 minutes)
      Tuesday 17 May:
      CBC - 8PM - Doctor Who: The Long Game
      Saturday 21 May:
      ABC Australia - 7:30PM - Doctor Who: Rose (Australian premiere)

      UK Overnight Ratings:
      BBC 1 7 May - Doctor Who: The Long Game - 7,508,730 average viewers
      (39.04% share)
      BBC 3 7 May 7:45PM - Doctor Who Confidential: The Dark Side -
      472,780 average viewers (4.1% share)
      BBC 3 7 May 12:10AM - Doctor Who: The Long Game - 157,900 average
      BBC 3 7 May 12:55AM - Doctor Who Confidential: The Dark Side -
      97,100 average viewers
      BBC 3 8 May - Doctor Who: The Long Game (encore) - 654,390 average
      viewers (4.7% share)
      BBC 3 8 May - Doctor Who Confidential: Cut Down: The Dark Side -
      327,230 average viewers (2.2% share)

      UK Final Ratings:
      BBC 1 23 April - Doctor Who: World War Three - 7.98 million viewers

      CBC Canada Ratings:
      3 May - Doctor Who: World War Three - 936,000 viewers. #2 in time
      slot. Best performance since the premiere of Rose.

      British Columbia Doctor Who viewers (and US viewers who get the CBC
      from a British Columbia station - probably CBUT Vancouver) - take
      note!!! You will not get episode 7 - The Long Game - on May 17th
      like the rest of Canada. British Columbia election results will air
      instead. You will get The Long Game at 5PM PDT on Saturday May 21st.

      All other Canadian Provinces!!! - Doctor Who will air at its regular
      time on May 17th. You only need to beware if you have access to time
      shifted CBC channels - don't try to catch the show on the Pacific

      CBC http://www.cbc.ca/television has finally gotten episode 1 of
      their documentary series The Planet Of The Doctor
      http://www.cbc.ca/planetofthedoctor online. Expect 5 more episodes
      over the next few weeks. The format is much more "retro" than the
      BBC's Doctor Who Confidential. Deliberate washed out color with a
      clear focus on the show's history. If episode 1 is an example, there
      will be few or no clips of Doctor Who from either the old or new

      BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone is rearranging its entire
      Saturday lineup on 21 May for the annual Eurovision music
      competition. Doctor Who (The Empty Child) will go out at 6:25PM so
      that the Lottery show can air in full before Eurovision. This is
      hoped to be the only time in this run of episodes that Doctor Who
      will be forced to air at a special time. BBC Three
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree will thus air Doctor Who Confidential
      at 7:20PM to keep it close to Doctor Who's broadcast time. Doctor
      Who fares better than other BBC shows that weekend. Casualty gets
      pre-empted. Strictly Dance Fever gets bumped to Sunday. Strictly
      Come Dancing's bump will affect BBC Three's Sunday repeats - Doctor
      Who (The Empty Child) airs at 7:45PM and Doctor Who Confidential:
      Cut Down airs at 8:30PM.

      Oh, Doctor Who Confidential: Cut Down is the correct name for the 15
      minute versions of Confidential that began airing on 1 May.
      Apparently the 22 May installment (the one shoved to 8:30PM) will be
      the last, with the Sunday version restored to 30 minutes for the
      final 4 weeks of the series.

      Doctor Who won its time slot again on BBC One
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone Saturday, with roughly 7.51 million
      overnight viewers versus Celebrity Wrestling's 2.56 million
      overnight viewers. This was a great result for the lightly
      advertised episode, as Doctor Who seems to have a large reliable
      weekly audience. ITV http://www.itv.co.uk has canceled time period
      competitor Celebrity Wrestling after 3 episodes and audiences
      shrinking each week against the Doctor. A last Celebrity Wrestling
      episode will air this weekend. The remaining 4 episodes may or may
      not air somewhere in the future. Starting 21 May Doctor Who will
      battle - the Star Wars movies. First up - Episode 1 - The Phantom
      Menace - 5:20 to 7:10PM, 7:25PM to 8PM (news broadcast at 7:10, just
      as Doctor Who ends that night).

      Just 10 days till Doctor Who premieres in Australia on the ABC
      http://www.abc.net.au/tv . Probably 9 days by the time Australian
      readers get this column due to the time difference. Here's hoping it
      succeeds for you like it has for the BBC.

      No new networks have bought Doctor Who yet. Still just networks in
      the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, and The Netherlands.
      When networks buy the show, the news will likely turn up at the BBC
      Press Office http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc/pressoffice and C21 Media
      http://www.c21media.net .

      Maryland Public TV http://www.mpt.org recently sent a viewer a
      letter regarding the current status of their Doctor Who broadcasts.
      Recently MPT repeated the Troughton and (most of) the Pertwee
      stories, followed by 3 stories from Tom Baker in the Key To Time
      season, and now back to Troughton.

      "Thank you for contacting Maryland Public Television.

      "At present we'll only be airing the 30 episodes of "Dr. Who" that
      we currently have in house. The 30 episodes of "Dr. Who" that MPT
      has to air now are all Troughton and Pertwee.

      "We apologize for the changes to the schedule and hope that you'll
      bear with us and allow us some flexibility while we work towards
      securing additional episodes.

      "If you're a Whovian, you're probably already aware that new
      episodes of Dr. Who that are currently in production.

      "At this time we don't know if the BBC is going to offer us the
      rights to air the new series. I'm awaiting information from the
      person in programming that serves as liaison between the station and
      the BBC.

      "Naturally, we've been inquiring about Dr. Who, and the new
      episodes, however ..we haven't reached an answer yet. In all
      honesty, I don't anticipate a firm response for at least several
      weeks. We've been in a holding pattern for months, unable to air any
      episodes save those we had in the last package from the BBC until a
      decision is made by the BBC about the program and rights. At this
      point our hands are tied. Unfortunately, at this point it appears to
      be a game of "wait and see".

      "Here is a web link for you to read about the new Dr. Who series:


      "This is the main page for the Dr. Who series website:

      "Angela Myers
      Viewer Services Coordinator, Maryland Public Television"

      Corrections and updates are welcome at thisweekindoctorwho-
      owner@yahoogroups.com , TWIDW on AOL IM , and thebfe on Yahoo
      Messenger. The listings:


      New Series General Information:


      BBC One http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone http://www.radiotimes.com
      Saturday 7PM BST Doctor Who 1-08 "Father's Day"
      16:9 Widescreen Digital,14:9 Cropped Letterbox Analogue
      Future Doctor Who Episodes:
      21 May - 1-09 "The Empty Child" (6:25PM)
      28 May - 1-10 "The Doctor Dances"
      4 June - 1-11 "Boom Town!"
      11 June - 1-12 "Bad Wolf"
      18 June - 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways"

      BBC Three http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree
      Doctor Who Confidential http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/confidential/
      Saturday 7:45PM & 12:55AM BST DrWho Confidential 1-08 "A Time And A
      Late Saturday 12:10AM, Sunday 7PM BST Doctor Who 1-08 "Father's Day"
      Sunday 7:45PM BST DrWho Confidential: Cut Down 1-08 "A Time And A
      Place" (15 minutes)
      16:9 Widescreen
      Further Doctor Who Confidential Episodes:
      21 May - 1-09 "FX" (7:20PM)
      28 May - 1-10 "The Weird Science Of Doctor Who"
      4 June - 1-11 "Unsung Heroes And Violent Death"
      11 June - 1-12 "The Cult Of Who"
      18 June - 1-13 "Finale"
      Doctor Who series repeats air late Saturdays 12ishAM and Sundays 7PM
      after their BBC One premieres.

      BBC Online http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho
      Doctor Who Confidential http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/confidential
      1-01 "Back From The Future"
      1-02 "Aliens: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"
      1-03 "TARDIS Tales"
      1-04 "I Get A Side-Kick Out Of You"
      1-05 "Life On Earth"
      1-06 "The Daleks"
      1-07 "The Dark Side"
      1-08 "A Time And A Place" - online after BBC Three premiere
      Various Video Diaries and trailers.


      CBC TV http://www.cbc.ca/television
      http://www.cbc.ca/doctorwho http://www.dwin.org
      Tuesday 8PM (8:30PM Newfoundland) Doctor Who 1-07 "The Long Game"
      (except British Columbia)
      16:9 Widescreen Digital, 16:9 Letterbox Analog
      21 May 5PM - 1-07 "The Long Game" (British Columbia only)
      24 May - 1-08 "Father's Day"
      31 May - 1-09 "The Empty Child"
      7 June - 1-10 "The Doctor Dances"
      14 June - 1-11 "Boom Town!"
      21 June - 1-12 "Bad Wolf"
      28 June - 1-13 "The Parting Of The Ways"
      "The Planet Of The Doctor" exclusive 6 part CBC.CA documentary
      1 - "Who Is The Doctor?" 10 minute episode online
      2 - "Fandemonium" trailer online
      3 - "The Adventures Of Doctor Who" trailer online
      4 - "Time Travel" coming soon
      5 - "The Influence Of Doctor Who" coming soon
      6 - "Conclusion" coming soon

      Thomsonfly Airlines
      "Rose" on all in-flight movie systems


      ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Doctor Who premieres 21 May 7:30PM.
      16:9 Widescreen Digital; Analogue Apsect ratio unknown.
      21 May - 1-01 "Rose"
      28 May - 1-02 "The End Of The World"
      4 June - 1-03 "The Unquiet Dead"



      BBC Online http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/classic.shtml
      "Real Time" - starring Colin Baker and the Cybermen. 6 episodes. The
      Doctor and Evelyn Smythe research a temple that has been yanking
      scientists out of time, bringing them face to face with the future
      of the Cybermen.
      "Shada" - starring Paul McGann and Lalla Ward. 6 episodes. A retired
      Time Lord in Cambridge needs the Doctor's help to recover a Time
      Lord book before the corrupt scientist Skagra can find it.
      "The Scream Of The Shalka" - starring Richard E. Grant. 6 episode
      story. The Shalka prepare to conquer the Earth from below. Can the
      Doctor be convinced to save the day one last time?

      BBC 7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7
      Sunday 6PM & Midnight BST "The Ghosts Of N-Space" pt 4 of 6
      Listen Again - realplayer format, available from Monday
      Jon Pertwee's 2nd and final Doctor Who radio drama. Ghostly
      appearances at a castle owned by the Brigadier's eccentric uncle
      draw the attention of the 3rd Doctor, Sarah, and Jeremy. Part 3 is
      available until Sunday at the same links above.

      UKTV Gold http://www.ukgold.tv http://www.onthebox.com/partner/otb
      (All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
      Saturday 7:05-9AM BST "Kinda" movie
      Series 19, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      The TARDIS crew (minus the ill Nyssa) explore Deva Loka, the world
      of the Kinda people. Insanity is spreading. A malevolent force of
      evil is trying to make its presence felt. And an old woman irritates
      the Doctor.
      Sunday 7:05-9AM BST "The Visitation" movie
      Series 19, Episodes 13 through 16. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      Tegan's hopes of getting to Heathrow Airport are for naught - the
      TARDIS lands at the right place - in the 17th Century.
      21 May "Black Orchid" (7AM)
      22 May "Earthshock" (7AM)
      28 May "Time-Flight" (7AM)
      29 May "Arc Of Infinity" (7AM)
      4 June "Snakedance" (7:05AM)
      5 June "Mawdryn Undead" (7AM)
      11 June "Terminus" (7:05AM)
      12 June "Enlightenment" (7AM)
      18 June "The King's Demons" (8AM)
      19 June "Warriors Of The Deep" (7:05AM)
      25 June "The Awakening" (8AM)
      26 June "Frontios" (7AM)


      ABC http://www.abc.net.au/tv
      Thursday 6:06PM "The Power Of Kroll" pt 4 of 4
      Season 16, Episode 20. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Kroll decides to eat everyone. The Doctor decides that Kroll needs
      to be defeated.
      Monday 6:03PM "The Armageddon Factor" pt 1 of 6
      Tuesday 6:04PM "The Armageddon Factor" pt 2 of 6
      Wednesday 6:03PM "The Armageddon Factor" pt 3 of 6
      Season 16, Episodes 21 through 23. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The Doctor and Romana discover the more sinister sides of nuclear
      21 May "Rose" (new series)
      25 May "City Of Death"
      28 May "The End Of The World" (new series)
      1 June "The Creature From The Pit"
      4 June "The Unquiet Dead" (new series)


      BBC Kids http://www.bbckids.ca
      Daily 2AM EDT (11PM PDT) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories weekends
      Wednesday "Full Circle" pts 1+2 of 4
      Thursday "Full Circle" pts 3+4 of 4
      Season 18, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      The co-ordinates are for Gallifrey, home planet of the Doctor,
      Romana, and the TARDIS. But it's not Gallifrey. It's a planet at the
      same location in another universe. The planet where Adric lives.
      Friday "State Of Decay" pts 1+2 of 4
      Season 18, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      A planet in decay comes across the only thing more dangerous than
      being ruled by bloodthirsty vampires - a visit by the Doctor,
      Romana, K9, and Adric.
      Saturday "The Claws Of Axos" all 4 eps BBC Kids premiere
      Season 8, Episodes 11 through 14. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      An alien spaceship crashes on Earth with the last of the Axon
      species. They promise new technology. The Doctor thinks there is
      always a price.
      Sunday "Colony In Space" all 6 eps BBC Kids premiere
      Season 8, Episodes 15 through 20. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
      The Doctor finally returns to Space, arriving on a space colony 500
      years in the future. Farmers are threatened by the encroachment of
      miners. Help is needed to adjudicate peace before a slaughter
      happens. When the Doctor meets the adjudicator, he begins to realize
      that he is not there by chance - the Time Lords have sent him on a
      nasty errand.
      Monday "State Of Decay" pts 3+4 of 4
      Season 18, Episodes 15 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      Tuesday "Warriors' Gate" pts 1+2 of 4
      Season 18, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Tom Baker.
      A gateway between universe is threatened by the arrival of a
      spaceship made of Dwarf Star Alloy.
      19 May "The Keeper Of Traken"
      21 May "The Daemons" BBC Kids premiere
      22 May "The Sea Devils" BBC Kids premiere
      23 May "Logopolis"
      25 May "Castrovalva"
      27 May "Four To Doomsday"
      28 May "The Curse Of Peladon" BBC Kids premiere
      29 May "The Mutants" BBC Kids premiere
      31 May "Kinda"
      2 June "The Visitation"
      4 June "The Time Monster" BBC Kids premiere
      5 June "Carnival Of Monsters" BBC Kids premiere


      American Who http://www.americanwho.net
      http://www.interstellartransmissions.com/amwho/index.php (alternate
      link if the first one isn't working)
      Current Episode:
      Jessica Carney discusses her grandfather William Hartnell, the first
      Doctor (last new show of season)

      Sci-Fi Overdrive http://www.scifioverdrive.com
      on Lifestyle Talk Radio (LTR) http://www.lifestyletalkradio.com
      and Business Talk Radio (BTR) http://www.businesstalkradio.net
      LTR Late Friday Midnight-2AM EDT (9-11PM PDT, 5-7AM BST, 2-4PM AEST)
      Live LTR Stream http://www.warpradio.com/popTuner.asp?id=14175
      BTR Late Sun/Early Mon 1-4AM EDT (10PM-1AM PDT, 6-9AM BST, 3-5PM
      Live BTR Stream http://www.warpradio.com/popTuner.asp?id=14085
      Saturday 8-11PM EST (5-8PM PDT) http://www.krradio.com (repeat of
      previous week's episode, online audio stream)
      Hour 1 - News & Comment. Hour 2 - Marina Sirtis discusses her
      appearance on the series finale of Enterprise this weekend
      (as "Deanna Troi"), and her 18 year Trek history. Hour 3 - BTR only.
      Co-host David Durica with Anime 101.

      MPT Maryland http://www.mpt.org
      analog 22, 67, 31, 28, 62, 36
      digital 22-2 (42-2), 67-2 (29-2), 31-2 (44-2), 28-2 (56-2), 62-2 (28-
      2), 36-2 (54-2)
      DC/Hagerstown, Baltimore DirecTV 22,980
      Baltimore Dish 22,8736
      Late Saturday Midnight-2AM EDT "The Dominators" movie
      Season 6, Episodes 1 through 5. Doctor: Patrick Troughton.
      Zoe, Jamie, and the 2nd Doctor come across a planet of pacifism
      threatened by 2 aliens who want nothing but war. Fortunately these 2
      aliens aren't very good at war - even the Thals in a pacifist era
      could take them out. Unfortunately for the natives, they are
      extremists at pacifism. Ultimate experts. Make Gandhi look like a
      ruthless gun runner. Can the Doctor save the day, and if he does can
      he avoid from being told off for doing it too violently?
      21 May "The Mind Robber"
      28 May "The Krotons"

      IPTV Iowa http://www.sffn.com/ http://www.iptv.org
      analog 11, 32, 27, 12, 21, 24, 32, 36, 36
      digital 11-2 (50-2), 32-2 (35-2), 27-2 (28-2), 45, 25, 18, 33, 35, 34
      Des Moines DirecTV 11,474
      Des Moines Dish 11,9116
      Cedar Rapids DirecTV 12
      Cedar Rapids Dish 12,9161
      Omaha DirecTV 32
      Omaha Dish 32,9146
      Sioux City Dish 27,7195
      Quad Cities DirecTV 36
      Quad Cities Dish 36,7607 (not yet available)
      Saturday 11:35PM CDT "Enlightenment" pts 1+2 of 4
      Season 20, Episodes 17 through 18. Doctor: Peter Davison.
      A space race by Eternals is the latest arrival location of the
      TARDIS. Turlough is forced to deal with the consequences of siding
      with the Black Guardian.
      21 May "Enlightenment" pts 3+4
      28 May "The King's Demons" both pts

      KUED/KUEW-DT/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/St. George/Richfield, UT
      analog 7
      digital 7-1 (42-1), 18-1, 19-1
      Salt Lake City DirecTV 7,982
      Salt Lake City Dish 7,8536
      Saturday 11:30PM MDT "The Visitation" pt 3? of 4
      Season 19, Episode 15.? Doctor: Peter Davison.
      KUED hopefully got the listings wrong. If they're right, episode 2
      of The Visitation will be skipped to go straight to episode 3. I
      know you watch Doctor Who on KUED - you're focusing on these
      sentences right now. Check and see which episode airs this week.
      21 May "The Visitation" pt 4?
      28 May pre-empted, Hitch-hiker's Guide To The Galaxy marathon

      Purchased New Series But Not Airing Yet:


      Prime TV http://www.primetv.co.nz http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com
      Doctor Who premiere TBA. Aspect ratio unknown.


      Nederland 3 http://portal.omroep.nl/ned3
      Doctor Who premiere 2006?


      Jimmy http://www.jimmy140.it
      Doctor Who premiere TBA.

      Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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